Enter the amount of dipole momentum and the total volume into the calculator to determine the polarization.

Polarization Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Polarization.

P = p / V
  • Where P is the polarization (Coulomb-meter/m^3)
  • p is the dipole moment (Coulomb-meter)
  • V is the total volume (m^3)

To calculate the polarization of a substance, divide the total amount of dipole moment by the total volume.

What is Polarization?


Polarization is a measure of the restriction of vibrations of a transverse wave, in one direct.

How to Calculate Polarization?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Polarization.

First, determine the total amount of dipole moment. In this case, the dipole moment is found to be 50 coulomb-meters.

Next, determine the volume of the substance. In this example, the volume is 3m^3.

Finally, calculate the polarization using the formula above:

P = p / V

P = 50 / 3

P = 16.667